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Windows 7: I installed XP after 7 successfully .. but there is just one problem

03 Aug 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

With the loss of the HP TOols and Recovery, you can now consider when ready clean reinstalling Win7 without the boatload of corrupting HP bloatware and useless factory Utilities (some residing on "Tools") which have much better versions built into Win7.

Here are tips to get a perfect clean reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7. Win7 will reconfigure the Dual Boot when reinstalled last.

With HP any preinstalled apps you want for clean reinstall can be extracted from Recovery Disks using this method: Extract HP 3rd Party Software from RecovCD

I would also uninstall any driver finder software from HP and not use such software on Win7, which is driver-complete and quickly updated via optional Windows Updates. These are very dated tools and not needed past XP. Even for XP I would search for newer drivers by Googling exact device make/model + XP driver.


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03 Aug 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again mate,


There's a lot of useful information in this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

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03 Aug 2011   #13
dyedcorduroy

7 x 64bit, Xp x 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
With the loss of the HP TOols and Recovery, you can now consider when ready clean reinstalling Win7 without the boatload of corrupting HP bloatware and useless factory Utilities (some residing on "Tools") which have much better versions built into Win7.

Here are tips to get a perfect clean reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7. Win7 will reconfigure the Dual Boot when reinstalled last.

With HP any preinstalled apps you want for clean reinstall can be extracted from Recovery Disks using this method: Extract HP 3rd Party Software from RecovCD

I would also uninstall any driver finder software from HP and not use such software on Win7, which is driver-complete and quickly updated via optional Windows Updates. These are very dated tools and not needed past XP. Even for XP I would search for newer drivers by Googling exact device make/model + XP driver.

Thanx again for such useful tips .. i tried for almost 3 days googling to find the drivers for Xp (whenever i cud find time) but in vain .. this was the last option and it did the job .. and no i did not try the software on Win 7 but only on Win Xp .. Thanx again .. u guys r awesome .. Cheers.
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03 Aug 2011   #14
dyedcorduroy

7 x 64bit, Xp x 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello again mate,


There's a lot of useful information in this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key


Thanx BFK .. will give this link a look and certainly will post back if i get stuck again ..
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